After a single, career-minded woman is left on her own to give birth to the child of a married man, she finds a new romantic chance in a cab driver. Meanwhile the point-of-view of the newborn boy is narrated through voice over.
Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies' man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie Anderson covers the "How To" beat for "Composure" magazine and is assigned to write an article on "How to Lose a Guy in 10 days." They meet in a bar shortly after the bet is made.
Rich bitch Joanna hires country carpenter Dean to build a closet on her yacht. When the two don't see eye-to-eye, Dean is left unpaid while Joanna sets sail. The following day, Joanna is fished out of the sea, after falling overboard, suffering from amnesia. Dean sees a neat way to regain the money she owes him... he tells her she's his wife; that way Dean gets a free housekeeper and mother for his four kids. Written by
While on the couch, Joanna's face is covered in cream for poison oak. After Dean puts her into bed, she turns around and has neither the cream nor the poison oak on her face. See more »
Mrs. Burbridge, would you come over here for a moment? Has it *escaped your attention* that these children have head to toe poison oak?
Well no, I... well yes, but...
But WHAT? My children are in need of medical assistance! And you can sit here and smugly lecture me on the importance of tests? Tests which exist to pigeonhole childrens potential, a thing which cannot *possibly* be measured, least of all by anal compulsive HUNS! And my husband may be a "large child," but that's none of your ...
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Each time this movie appears on cable television I cannot help but watch it. I've probably seen it about 5 times by now. It is not the best movie I've seen, but something about it is magnetic. Yes, the plot is as predictable as can be, but it is a good story. The central characters are likeable as well as some of the supporting players (especially Roddy McDowall as Goldie's long-suffering servant). It's a good movie if you're looking for a few laughs and to feel happy, because that is what Overboard generates.
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